Technologies for Better Health
Innovations shaping the future of healthcare
Technologies for better health undertakes groundbreaking research into new methods and processes in the healthcare sector.
From inventing a microscopic needle to detect cancer, to developing innovative processes to better understand viruses, Technologies for better health dedicates itself to engineering in health science.
Research in this exciting area involves developing new medical devices, studying the electrical or mechanical activity of major organs, creating medical implants and growing living tissue to replace failing organs.
Technologies for better health combines medical physics with biomedical and biomechanical engineering to invent the technologies of the future.
Technologies for Better Health Research Clusters
This discipline finds innovative solutions for the biomedical imaging, biomechanics, biomaterials and engineering computational biology industries.Read more
Systems for Knowledge Discovery from Data
The Systems for Knowledge Discovery from Data research cluster studies big data systems: systems that gather sensed data, discover knowledge from that data, and ensure the integrity, security and availability of data and systems.Read more
Microscope-in-a-needle licensed for commercialisation
UWA’s award winning invention, a miniaturised optical imaging probe known as the microscope-in-a-needle, has been licensed to Miniprobes Pty Ltd. so it can be developed and commercialised for use by surgeons.Read more
Biomedical engineering student wins UWA's Three Minute Thesis
PhD student Gavrielle Untracht who is studying optical and biomedical engineering at UWA will be competing in the national finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition in Queensland in October after winning the competition at The University of Western Australia.Read more
$6 million to commercialise EMS Research
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical. The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.Read more
Other research themes
Research opportunities are available for prospective students interested in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil). You can learn more by emailing the Pre-candidature team at the Graduate Research School.